As I prepare myself to go back to seminary to attack my MDiv, I am reminded of the task before me, by the clear command of this verse:
2 Tim 2: 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. —Jerome, A.D. 340-420
Of all the knowledge in the earth, knowledge of the Word of God is the prime knowledge, the knowledge that supercedes every other discipline, the foundation from which every other discipline flows.
We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.
— R.C. Sproul
In the natural, at 55 years of age, with two children and a wife to support, returning to school seems insane, at best, but it is the will of Jesus for me. Yet, crack the books again I must…
“Father, help us to carve out time for You, in Your Word, to discipline ourselves and Study it, that we might grow in truth and knowledge of You. In Your name I pray Lord Jesus.”